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Letter: Residents Must Step Up Now

With the Village of New Hyde Park’s Operation Main Street in its final phase, its obvious they have a plan intact: to bolster the local economy and aesthetics of this small one square mile village. However, a village economy and strength is only as strong as the community around it. New Hyde park is on a major upswing, but we aren’t there yet. Residents must spend time and money in the village.

 

Whether it’s buying a bagel, grabbing a slice of pizza, or dropping off dry cleaning, bringing the kids to the park.  Patronizing local business is the core to a strong community.  It allows the local businesses to ‘give back’.  

 

This is a fact. My wife sits on the board at the New Hyde Park Road School PTA; whenever we fundraise, we turn to local shops to offer items, or gift cards, etc. In return, the expectation is that they will be recognized by other potential patrons. It’s an awesome cycle that works. And that’s just part of it.  

 

As for aestetics; for those that find it necessary to park your car on your lawn, please don’t. Your lawn represents you as a person, family, homeowner. It instills pride in what we base our livelihood on. Seeing a vehicle parked on grass is highly distasteful, as well as against village code.  

 

Just please be reminded each day that, at an impressive 19 miles from Manhattan, and a 32-minute train ride, the Village of New Hyde Park is the closest neighborhood from the city that is not the city.  It is our job to protect that valuable incentive.  

 

Kenneth Hickis

 

New Hyde Park